Olson scores another pole start with second win at Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – Matt Olson led all 25 laps of the first Hobby Stock qualifying feature Monday at Boone Speedway.Matt Olson led every lap in winning the first qualifying feature for Hobby Stocks on opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photo)As a result, he’ll start on the pole for a second race on championship night Saturday at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Olson, the pride of Franklin, Minn., ran ahead of Eric Stanton past midway, before three-time Super Nationals champion Shannon Anderson took over the runner-up spot.Anderson, from Des Moines, had made his way up from 13th starting and while he got close, he was never able to get to the front.“I was just thinking don’t miss my marks and stay calm,” Olson said during post-race tech. “Starting on the pole for both the race of champions and the feature is something I never dreamed of doing.”Lining up behind Olson and Anderson on the inside row of Saturday’s main event will be Stanton, from Carlisle, Aaron Rudolph of Grand Junction, Eric Cross of Salina, Kan., 19th starting Brandon Nielsen of Spencer, 25th starting Sal Hernandez of Columbus, Neb., and Justin Wacha of Vinton.Anderson qualified for the Saturday night show at Boone for the ninth time, Stanton for the eighth, Rudolph for the fourth, Olson, Nielsen and Hernandez each for the third and Cross for the second. Wacha is a first-time qualifier.Feature results – 1. Matt Olson, Franklin, Minn.; 2. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines; 3. Eric Stanton, Carlisle; 4. Aaron Rudolph, Grand Junction; 5. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan.; 6. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer; 7. Sal Hernandez, Columbus, Neb.; 8. Justin Wacha, Vinton; 9. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids; 10. Matt Brown, Dysart; 11. Jeremiah Wilson, Waterloo; 12. Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D.; 13. Corey Madden, Avoca; 14. Tory Harazin, Redwood Falls, Minn.; 15. Andrew Claus, Des Moines;16. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb.; 17. Scott Pippert, Elberon; 18. Daniel Ayers, Webster City; 19. Derek Willert, Rockford; 20. Ross Marshall, Johnston; 21. John Briggs, Cherokee; 22. Lenny Tucker, South Sioux City, Neb.; 23. Tyson Overton, Carlisle; 24. Ryan Wells, Runnells; 25. Chris Cox, Boone; 26. Tyler Jackson, Lincoln, Neb.; 27. Keeran Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; 28. David Castellano, Des Moines. Matt Olson led every lap in winning the first qualifying feature for Hobby Stocks on opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photo)last_img read more

Manchester City star Leroy Sane has his say over Germany World Cup snub

first_img Manchester City star Leroy Sane 1 Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has expressed his disappointment at missing out on Germany’s World Cup squad but vowed to “give it my all to bounce back stronger”.The 22-year-old was a shock omission from Joachim Low’s final 23-man party for the tournament in Russia, having starred in City’s record-breaking Premier League campaign and been a regular in Germany’s recent matches.A day after Low’s announcement, Sane issued a statement via his Twitter account which said: “Thank you so much everyone for your encouraging messages yesterday and today.“I’m obviously disappointed I won’t participate in the World Cup but I have to accept this decision and I’ll give it my all to bounce back stronger!“Nothing but the best of success to the DFB Team in Russia. Go get that title!”Sane’s performances for City earned him the PFA young player of the year award as he scored 10 league goals and added 15 assists, second only to team-mate Kevin De Bruyne in that category.Announcing his squad on Monday, Low said it was a “tight” call to leave Sane out as he favoured Julian Brandt of Bayer Leverkusen.“In the end it was tight, both (Sane and Brandt) have great qualities, are fast and dribble,” he said.“Julian Brandt had some good games at the Confederations Cup and was also very good in training, it was close.“Leroy has a huge talent and he’ll be there again, and we’ll have to work more with him again from September onwards.”last_img read more